Sangita Rayasam takes a lot of screenshots — mostly of the type of posts and memes that are so horrible that people end up enjoying them.
It’s a genre the 36-year-old digital producer and self-described compulsive poster calls “thanks I hate it,” and their camera roll is full of it. So full that the iPhone photo app sometimes turns the collection of cringeworthy screenshots into a cinematic slide show complete with dramatic music.
It’s ridiculous when it happens, they said. But other out-of-the-blue slide shows make Rayasam pause — shows such as collections of old photos and selfies with their face contoured with makeup and hair silky from keratin treatments. Rayasam came out as nonbinary a few years ago. Seeing a montage of this prior version of themself set to mopey “Sarah McLachlan-style” music reminded them of an “in memoriam” interlude at the Academy Awards, they said.
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